98RS HB489


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HB 489 (BR 1907) - C. Miller, J. Adams, J. Bruce, J. Callahan, L. Clark, P. Clark, J. Gray, C. Hoffman, D. Horlander, J. Jenkins, A. Maricle, T. McKee, R. Murgatroyd, B. Polston, M. Weaver

     AN ACT relating to visitation rights and declaring an emergency.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 403 to prohibit a court from requiring a child to visit a parent who committed first degree murder against the child's other parent without the permission of the child.


     HCS - Delete the provisions of the bill; require that if a parent of a child murders the other parent, the murderer shall not have visitation with the child unless the murderer meets the burden of proving that visitation is in the child's best interest; require that jurisdiction to determine visitation rights shall lie in the Circuit Court of the county where the child resides.
     HFA (1, C. Miller) - Permit the citation of the Act as the Roxie Denkhoff Act; EMERGENCY.
     HFA (2, C. Miller) - Make title amendment.
     HFA (3, C. Miller) - Permit the citation of the Act as the Roxie Denkhoff Act.

     Feb 3-introduced in House
     Feb 4-to Judiciary (H)
     Feb 19-posted in committee
     Mar 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 6-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 9, 1998
     Mar 9-floor amendments (1) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2-title) filed
     Mar 11-3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute and floor amendments (3) and (2-title)
     Mar 12-received in Senate
     Mar 13-to Judiciary (S)

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